CREDO Action, MoveOn, Chemical Warfare in Syria, and the trains to Auschwitz

September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Fairness | 2 Comments
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The main entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp (Wikipedia's caption in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz). Photo by Angelo Celedon (AKA Lito Sheppard) on August 2006.

The main entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp (Wikipedia’s caption in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz). Photo by Angelo Celedon (AKA Lito Sheppard) on August 2006.

CREDO Action (an arm of the company CREDO Mobile) , Move On, and like-minded organizations oppose punishing al-Assad’s regime for using chemical weapons.

A previous post has argued that physically punishing the al-Assad regime for this act is essential for preventing a huge amount of cruel, indiscriminate future slaughter.

In the 1940s there occurred a choice that is exactly analogous to the present one.

The question was whether or not to bomb the railroad lines that transported victims to the concentration camps.

Although that question was not posed to the public, if it had been, the exact analog of the position presently taken by CREDO Action and Move On would have been to oppose bombing the railroad lines.

CREDO Action, MoveOn, your position is morally indefensible.

A Deutsche Reichsbahn "Güterwagen" (goods wagon), one type of rail car used for deportations (Wikipedia's caption, in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz). Photo by Claus-Joachim Dickow, 1 October 2006.

A Deutsche Reichsbahn “Güterwagen” (goods wagon), one type of rail car used for deportations (Wikipedia’s caption, in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz). Photo by Claus-Joachim Dickow, 1 October 2006.

Hungarian Jewish children and an elderly woman on the way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau (1944). Many of the very young and very old were murdered immediately upon arrival and were never registered. (Wikipedia's caption in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz). Photographed by Bernhard Walter, May 1944. Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-74237-004 / CC-BY-SA .

Hungarian Jewish children and an elderly woman on the way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau (1944). Many of the very young and very old were murdered immediately upon arrival and were never registered. (Wikipedia’s caption in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz). Photographed by Bernhard Walter, May 1944. Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-74237-004 / CC-BY-SA .

 

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  1. Frightening analogy! You make a good case.

  2. […] comes on top of CREDO’s opposition to punishing Assad for using chemical weapons. All those who suffered from Assad’s subsequent […]


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